Iranians mark 34th anniversary of downing of passenger jet by US warship
Iranians have commemorated the downing of an Iranian passenger plane by a US warship 34 years after the devastating incident killed all passengers and crew members on board the airliner.
The disaster took place while the aircraft was flying over Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
During a memorial ceremony on Sunday, officials from Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan and families of the victims tossed flowers into the waters near the Strait of Hormuz and Hengam Island from aboard a vessel.
Chanting slogans such as “Down with the US” and “Down with Israel,” they condemned the inhumane US war crime and called for the punishment of the perpetrators through international legal channels.